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Welcome! We are so glad you're here!


It is a real joy for us to meet newcomers and to tell you about all the good things God is doing in our church family. For over one hundred twenty five years, it has been our mission, under God's Word and direction, that we serve our church and community in a spirit of compassion through Christian love.  

about Sunday mornings:

There is a 10:30am service at Bethany Lutheran Church.  We are located at 703 Broadway, Emmetsburg, IA.  The church that is just south of Soper Park. 

  • There is an elevator on the West side of the church just inside the back door.  

  • There are greeters on Sunday mornings that would be happy to answer any of your questions, just look for those with nametags on posted near the doors.  

  • Sunday school is offered at 9:30am during the school year.

  • Coffee Connection (typically) happens prior to worship on the 2nd Sunday of the month. This takes place in the Overflow Room located on the south side of the sanctuary.   A time of great fellowship, coffee, and treats.  

  • Communion (typically) occurs the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month.  We believe in an open table and all that believe are welcome to the table.  

  • Do you have children?  During worship, we have a children's sermon that all are welcome to come forward to hear the good news.  If your chid(ren) need some help focusing during worship there is a Children's corner located in the main entry, where they can grab a busy bag, a children's bulletin, and a bible to help them during worship.  

  • Can't make it in person?  Check out our live streaming platforms. 

  • Every Sunday, we have a time of tithes & offerings.

    • Normal offering is passed every Sunday​

    • 2nd Sunday of the month- Noisy offering is passed

      • Noisy offering is a special mission offering that goes to a local or global organization or cause.  ​

      • There are cans in the back of sanctuary anytime you feel led to give towards it but the 2nd Sunday of the month the can is passed during worship.  So make some noise and let the change clatter in the cans.  

  • Sunday school- 9:30am on Sundays 

    • 3yr old (potty trained)- 12th grade​

  • Wednesday Night Programs​

    • SACK (2nd-5th) after school for 1.5 hours.          (3:30-5pm or 1:30-3pm)​

      • Kids play, have a time of worship, bible story, snack, and games​

    • Connect (6th-8th grade)​ 6-7:30pm​​

      • Confirmation kicks off the time and then youth group games end the night​

    • LIFE (9th-12th grade)  7:30-9pm​

      • High schoolers start with worship, a bible study, activity, and a game to close out the evening

Check out the other ministries and opportunities to get involved with.  

Any questions?  Contact us 

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